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Tibet and Silk Road Tour

The Silk Road, together with ancient Tea Horse Route, is a passage of great importance between the east and the west exchange in ancient times. It has a profound impact on both sides’ culture, economy, and religion. The silk road tour takes you to discover this legendary ancient business route and trace the profundity of Chinese culture as if traveling back in its heyday.

You will marvel at the terracotta army of the First Chinese Emperor in Xi’an and closely explore exquisite murals in Dunhuang Grottoes or travel on Gobi desert while gazing at magnificent Jiayuguan’s fort in Gansu and later delve into exotic lives in Turpan and Urumqi, etc. Our knowledgable local leaders will make history come alive. You can enjoy worry-free services for hotel booking, transfer and travel permits, etc. as you savor such an amazing cultural feast.

Most Popular Tibet and Silk Road Tour

The customized Tibet and Silk Road tours give you a chance to explore some of the best-known Tibetan cities and spectacular landscapes in Tibet before heading to legendary business hubs and manmade marvels along ancient Silk Road. The fully-customizable tours bring you the ultimate freedom and flexibility to travel in exactly the way you want. From lofty Tibetan Plateau to ancient mausoleum in Xi'an, Gobi deserts, and historical fortress in Gansu and Karez wells and live bazaars in Xinjiang, etc., you will enjoy an epic journey of cultural discovery with our expert local guides.

  • 13 Days Tibet and Silk Road Tour from Xian

    Lhasa - Xian - Dunhuang - Turpan - Urumqi - Kashgar - Urumqi

    After two days of exploring the Holy City Lhasa, you will fly to Xian to start your Silk Road discovery tour taking in world famous cities and tourist sites along the ancient silk road.

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  • 24 Days Tibet and Southern Xinjiang Adventure

    Lhasa - Tsedang - Shigatse - Sakya - Mt. Everest - Xian - Dunhuang - Turpan - Korla - Mingfeng - Hetian - Kashgar - Urumqi

    Go to visit the fabulous landscape and historical sites of southern Xinjiang along the famed silk road after exploring Tibetan culture and the world's highest mountain Everest. It will be an amazing experience with different cultures and natural beauty.

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Most Asked Questions about Tibet and Silk Road Tour

What is the best time to enjoy Tibet and Silk Road tour?

May to Oct is the most ideal time for Tibet and Silk Road tour, esp. during the summertime. Not only will you enjoy the lively festivities and pleasant weather in Tibet, but also taste the sweet dates and juicy watermelons and grapes, etc. in Xijiang. Most of the cities along the Silk Road can be visited all-year-round.

Do you need any special permits for Tibet and Silk Road tour?

You do need a Tibet Travel Permit for entering Tibet. If you intend to visit EBC, an Alien Permit is also needed. Other than that, no special permit is required for the rest of the journey. One thing to remind you, international tourists can only visit Tibet via a guided tour with a local Tibet travel agency like us.

Is it safe to travel in Tibet and Xinjiang?

Yes, definitely. Tibet is essentially a Buddhist kingdom. The crime rate is seldom heard, let’s alone to international tourists. While Xinjiang is a multi-ethnic region, with Islam being the dominant religion. Both the devoted Buddhists and Islamists in Tibet and Xijiang are exceedingly hospitable and friendly to global travelers. Besides, led by our expert local guides, you have nothing to worry about.

Is small group tour available for Tibet and Silk Road tour?

Due to the small number of travelers for such a long tour, currently, only the customized tour is available. To cut down the overall cost, it’s advisable to invite your friends or relatives to go for the adventure. Then, each individual can share the cost and make it more affordable.

What is the transporation for Tibet and Silk Road tour?

Well, multiple means of transportation will be needed. However, for day-to-day sightseeing, the tour vehicle will be heavily used. In some places, like Gobi desert, the camels are very travel-friendly. A great recommendation is to use Tibet train for entering Tibet. The stunning views from Golumd to Lhasa will blow your mind away.

What are dome of the best highlights for Tibet and Silk Road tour?

In Tibet, you can tick off your bucket list at UNESCO heritage sites like Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, and closely explore the lives of local Tibetans and dedicated monks in various Tibetan monasteries and temples. If you have more time to spend, you can enjoy the classic tour from Lhasa to EBC and admire the world’s highest peak up-close.
For the rest of the journey, you can visit the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and his silent army and visit the magnificent Jiayuguan fortess and appreciate the exquisite frescos in Dun Huang the Mogao caves, and later explore exotic culture in Xinjiang,etc. More explorations are waiting for you to discover.

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